DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2016    Duedate: 01/02/2017

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-642

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPIFFY
EXCLAMATION! (350)
(63-3161) [12-3-1,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPIFFY                         SOCIAL SECURITY
EXCLAMATION! (350)             TAXES (278)
(63-3161) [12-3-1,146]         (63-2315) [1-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPIFFY                         SHUCKS
EXCLAMATION! (350)             EXCLAMATION! (350)
(63-3161) [12-3-1,146]         (63-3214) [5-2-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EXCLAMATION! (350)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EXCLAMATION! (350)          30
2. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)     18      SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
3. TAXES (278)                 18      Unchartered Team
4. BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)     0
5. BAD GIRLS (325)              0      TAXES (278)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES (235)     33   9  0 78.6   1/ 1 EXCLAMATION! (350)       11  4 1
 2- 1*BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  13   7  0 65.0   2/ 4 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)   2  1 0
 3/ 2 EXCLAMATION! (350)        35  23  3 60.3   3- 5 BAD GIRLS (325)           2  4 0
 4- 3 BAD GIRLS (325)          146 135 14 52.0   4/ 3 NUTS! (345)               2  4 0
 5/ 4 NUTS! (345)               57  57  8 50.0   5/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES (235)     1  1 0
 6/ 5 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)   10  10  0 50.0   6/ 6*TAXES (278)               1  1 0
 7/ 6*TAXES (278)                1   1  0 50.0   7- 2*BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  1  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of AMEN-TEI.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  He who laughs last 
didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD.  
Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 5!  Practice pays for CROAKED KAYE, who pummelled 
MACADAMIA, to pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, CROAKED 
KAYE was winsome, after beating MACADAMIA and seeing her lose 13 points.  JADARA 
found out that AMEN-TEI isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead 
trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in AMEN-TEI avoid BAD GIRLS.  The warriors of BAD GIRLS 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as EXCLAMATION! apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Perhaps EXCLAMATION! were the only ones left untouched by JADARA demise.  Can 
anyone ever take hers place?  Or do I exaggerate?  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, 
the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in AMEN-TEI is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid AMEN-TEI 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIFFY 3161                  12   3  1   146       EXCLAMATION! (350)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASHEW 3204                  10   0  3   123       NUTS! (345)
-MADONNA 3068                  7   2  0    93       BAD GIRLS (325)
 CROAKED KAYE 3065             9   5  0    92       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONGONGO 3218                11   4  0    83       NUTS! (345)
 MACADAMIA 3215               11   5  2    69       NUTS! (345)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAYCRON 2900                  5   0  0    63       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
 AWESOME 3159                  5   0  0    57       EXCLAMATION! (350)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY COW 3175                 7   1  0    53       EXCLAMATION! (350)
 KRYSOR 2887                   7   2  0    53       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
-FAT DIAMOND 3311              4   0  0    49       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 WOW 3160                      6   4  2    39       EXCLAMATION! (350)
 SHUCKS 3214                   5   2  0    39       EXCLAMATION! (350)
-ARM & HAMMER 3310             3   1  0    36       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
-DELILAH 3117                  8   9  0    35       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCIAL SECURITY 2315          1   1  0    23       TAXES (278)
-ANNO DOMINI 3313              3   1  0    22       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
-HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312           3   1  0    20       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
-MA BARKER 3330                1   0  0    15       BAD GIRLS (325)
-SILLY SALLY 3075              0   1  0     1       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JADARA 2892             8  4 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 235  SPIFFY 3161           642   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5

OVERVIEW
A contest for Stormcrowe (DM 45) that runs 10 turns (starting turn 385, due 
05/23/2017).  Squads will consist of two (2) teams.  One (1) team per manager.  
Participating managers may not run multiple teams in the arena during the contest.

PREMISE
Master Darque opens a Chaos Gate in Stormcrowe, which creates a temporal distortion.  
Turn 1 (Stormcrowe turn 385) and Turn 10 (Stormcrowe turn 394) will be scored using 
Slaughterhouse scoring.  Turns 2 through 9 will use a wide variety scoring mechanisms 
from various contests throughout Alastari's history.

ENTRY
Entry into the contest is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

1)  FORM A SQUAD:  A squad will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  This 
    means there will be NO single manager teams.  You must choose a name for your 
    squad.

2)  DECLARE ENTRY:  Each manager must declare their intention to participate in the 
    contest BEFORE Turn 1 of the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse (No exceptions will be 
    made).  Declarations must include 1) TEAM NAME; 2) MANAGER NAME;  3) PARTNER'S 
    NAME; and 4) SQUAD'S NAME, and may be submitted by any of the following means:

    a. A personal ad in DM 45

    b. A diplomatic note to Darque Forces (428) in DM 45

    c. An email to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com (put SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 in Subject Line)

    **NOTE:  Failure to meet this criteria by the deadline will result in NO ENTRY 
    into the contest.  Please be mindful of the requirements and submit them in a 
    timely manner to avoid any misfortunes.

3)  SEND RU CERTIFICATES:  Submit two (2) Roll Up Certificates to Master Darque, 
    contest moderator.  This can be done by requesting Roll Up Certificates from RSI 
    Customer Service.  NOTE:  Be sure to submit Roll Up Certificates, not Roll Up 
    Sheets.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD
Every participating Team will receive one (1) +1 Bonus Potion* for participating in 
all 10 rounds of the contest and in at least 45 of the 50 scheduled fights. 

BEST RECORD AWARD
The individual manager that achieves the best Win/Loss% over the course of the contest 
(turns 385-394), will receive 10% of the entry RU Certificates.  Tie breakers will be:  
1) total kills during contest; 2) total fights during contest; and lastly, 3) head-to-
head win/loss% between tied teams.

UNSTUCK IN TIME AWARD
The manager that achieves the most kills during the course of the contest (turns 385-
394) will be allowed to transfer one (1) warrior from another team onto his/her team 
in DM 45.

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
The winning squad receives the following:

1.  60% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Two (2) +1 Bonus Potions for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one (1) warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename Stormcrowe Arena for six (6) months
5.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months
6.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

1.  20% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months

THIRD PLACE WINNERS
1.  10% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
3.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

*Bonus potions must be used with 2 turns of contest end AND can only be used on living 
warriors that participated in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 5 contest.

MODERATOR
Master Darque will be the moderator for this contest.  All questions and disputes can 
be directed to him.  He is the final arbitrator for the contest and his decisions are 
final.  A copy of the scoring rules can be requested via email or diplomatic note.  
Please use the email listed above for any inquiries and note SLAUGHTERHOUSE in the 
subject line.

                        *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

SCORING FOR THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (SSV)

Turn 1:  SSV Scoring (DM 45)

     +1 Win
     -1 Death
     +1 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

Turn 2:  Delarquan Death Fest (DM 59)

     Win = +2 pts
     Loss = -1 pt
     Kill = +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Death = -3 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]
     Dark Arena Kill = +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Dark Arena Death = -5 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]

     Challenges against squad-mates will incur -1 penalty for both participants.  
     Death penalties will also apply.

Turn 3:  TOGS IV Scoring (DM 60)

     10 points for winning on your upchallenge against another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on your even challenge of another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on another SSV warrior's challenge.
      7 points for winning a random matchup against another SSV warrior.
      4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-SSV warrior.

     Do not fight your teammate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get 
     any points if you challenge a non-SSV team (this includes the Dark Arena).

     5 points for a spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The 
     minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter 
     (that's 31 lines--each line 86 characters across).  In addition to the length 

     criteria, spotlights will not be given any points if they are in any way 
     plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.  If in doubt about 
     the content, email me before the turn and I will be happy to verify it for you.

     -5 points per manager who does not write at least one (1) personal ad.

     -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.

Turn 4:  Battle Royale (DM 18)

     +1 Win
     +1 Kill
     -1 Loss
     -1 Death

     No Avoids (-10 point penalty for avoiding)

Turn 5:  (Un)Popularity Contest

     +11 for Turn's Most Popular with a descending point award for most popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second most popular, +9 for third most popular, etc)  
     Only warriors listed on the most popular list will score points (between +10 and 
     +1).

     +11 for Turn's Least Popular with a descending point award for least popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second least popular, +9 for third least popular, 
     etc)  Only warriors listed on the least popular list will score points (between 
     +10 and +1).

Turn 6:  Slaughter Priest Memorial (DM 54)

     No Challenges

     3 points for winning
     3 points for killing (giving 6 in total, 3 for the win and 3 for the kill)
     3 points for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of 
          number of personals beyond one you still only get three (3) points).  Make 
          sure it is written from one of your team's warriors and not simply the 
          manager entity or you will not get the point.
     -3 points for losing
     -3 points for being killed (giving -6 in total, -3 for losing and -3 for being 
          killed)

Turn 7:  Turf War (DM 47)

     Team Points:
       Fights made:
          1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points

       Wins earned:
          1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points

     Champion win = 3 additional points

     Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)

     Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points (If ties, no points 
     awarded)

     Alliance/Squad Points (Round 7 Only):
       Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)

          All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
          All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
          All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9

     Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points (If tied, no points awarded.)

Turn 8:  Morya Madness (DM 28)

     +3 points to the highest ranked warrior of each style.  Highest ranked is the 
     highest recognition total, regardless of record.  If case of a tie in recognition 
     points, win/loss percentage will be the tie breaker, followed by total kills 
     (warrior).

     +5 Top Team on the Move descending scoring down to #5 (e.g. +5 for first, +4 for 
     second, etc).

     +5 Most Successful Bloodfeuds (Contest Turns 1-8; cumulative for squad).  
     Bloodfeud victories for kills that did not occur during the contest do not count 
     to this total.

     +5 Most Avoided Squad (Contest Turns 1-8; teammates avoiding one another will not 
     be counted)

     -5 Most Avoiding Squad (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Most Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Least Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

Turn 9:  Mordant Olympics (DM 1)

     The three teams (not squads) with the best win-loss record over turns 1-9 (who 
     meet minimum fight criteria).  Cumulative kills and total recognition will serve 
     as tie breaks if needed.

     Gold -- 25 points
     Silver -- 15 points
     Bronze -- 10 Points

     + 3 Points for an Attacker [Challenge] Win (Challenges against squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

     +3 Points for a Defender [being Challenged] Win (Challenges from squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

Turn 10:  Slaughterhouse V (DM 45)

     +5 Win
     -5 Death
     +5 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPIFFY butchered JADARA in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MONGONGO lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
CROAKED KAYE demolished MACADAMIA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WOW was bested by KRYSOR in a popular 1 minute contest.
HOLY COW defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SHUCKS was bested by VISITING ORC in a popular 6 minute bloody duel.
AWESOME overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SOCIAL SECURITY handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 642 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SPIFFY 3161                12   3  1  146 EXCLAMATION! (350)
AIMED BLOW       CROAKED KAYE 3065           9   5  0   92 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)
SLASHING ATTACK  MACADAMIA 3215             11   5  2   69 NUTS! (345)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOLY COW 3175               7   1  0   53 EXCLAMATION! (350)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPIFFY 3161.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHUCKS 3214.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLY COW 3175, MONGONGO 3218, 
WOW 3160, KRYSOR 2887, AWESOME 3159, SPIFFY 3161, SOCIAL SECURITY 2315, CROAKED KAYE 
3065, JADARA 2892, and MACADAMIA 3215.

The least popular fighter this week was MACADAMIA 3215.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JADARA 2892, CROAKED KAYE 3065, SOCIAL SECURITY 2315, SPIFFY 3161, 
AWESOME 3159, KRYSOR 2887, WOW 3160, MONGONGO 3218, HOLY COW 3175, and SHUCKS 3214.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     TRICK SHOULDER (52-1053) OTTO'S PARTS  (150) 
                        POSSUMS (82-23222) LEE SAYS SO  (3699) 
                  MEROBRYLLA (82-37956) SUPERIOR FORCES 5702  (6302) 
                       IRONPUSS (82-38621) METALLICATS  (6419) 
                 AFRAID TO SHOOT (82-43653) ROOKIE MAIDEN 47  (7323) 
                   BLACK ANGEL (82-46442) STONED ROOKIES 16  (7787) 
                     FLIGHT (82-46541) STONED ROOKIES 35  (7806) 
                   RUN LIKE HELL (82-52904) ROOKIE PINK 13  (8917) 
                  LEONARD FUNK (84-9258) MEDAL OF HONOR X10  (1679) 
                TENURED WHELP (84-15361) DA ORLANDO MOB XXIII  (2713) 
                  CAT MESSIAH (84-16763) THE INQUISITION IX  (2961) 
                   HAND ON THE PUMP (84-29220) CYPRESS HILL  (5177) 
                          FJORD (84-36346) IDIOCRACY  (4683) 
                CLICK STUPID LINKS (84-42122) 99 OF 100 USERS  (7321) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes